Ty Stroudsburg, Highbeams II, 2016, Oil on linen.

Long Island Biennial: Guidelines

Please carefully review the following Guidelines for the Long Island Biennial 2022 before submitting an application.


The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to announce the Long Island Biennial 2022, a juried exhibition for artists of Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Applicants may submit up to three original works of art for consideration.


October 1, 2022 January 22, 2023


Applicants must be 18 years or older, live in Nassau or Suffolk County, and have specialized training in art, as demonstrated by fine arts education, exhibition experience, and/or critical or press notice.


Paintings, sculptures, works on paper (drawings, pastels, collages), photographs, prints, and mixed media artworks will be considered. The Museum cannot accommodate video art.  Only artworks created during or after 2020 will be considered.


Two-dimensional artwork may not exceed 62 inches in its longest dimension, including frame. Unframed, museum-wrapped works are also acceptable. Three-dimensional artwork: 60 inches high x 30 inches wide x 30 inches deep, with a maximum height of 72 inches including integral base where used, and a maximum weight of 75 lbs.


The Long Island Biennial is not a themed competition. Jurors evaluate entries on the basis of creativity, quality, and professionalism. The Heckscher Museum of Art reserves the right to refuse a work of art at its discretion. In such a case, the entry fee will be returned.



  • Current Museum Members: $25 Entry Fee
  • Non-Members: $45 Entry Fee
  • New Member Discount! $55 Entry Fee
    (includes 1-year Individual Membership)

*For questions about Membership, contact Caitlynn Schare Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee inclusion in Museum exhibition.


The following materials must be received by April 30, 2022 via the online application form:

  • Long Island Biennial application form
  • A current professional CV or resume, including fine arts education, exhibitions, collections, and bibliography
  • Artist’s statement (100-200 words)
  • Digital images of submitted artwork
  • Entry fee

Digital images will be used during the adjudication process. Images may be trimmed and resized as required. Embedded color profiles will be preserved. Image specifications:

  • Up to 2700 x 2700 pixels, at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch
  • JPEG format

For sculpture entries, a composite image comprised of several views is acceptable and can be used in place of a single view.


April 30, 2022
Applicants whose work is selected for the exhibition will be notified by e-mail.


Artwork that is selected for exhibition must be display ready, as follows:

  • Paintings – framed or museum-wrapped, and wired.
  • Prints, photographs, and works on paper – matted, framed, and wired.
  • Sculptures – the artist must supply base, pedestal, and vitrine cover where required for proper exhibition. Bases and pedestals must be painted white.
  • All artworks must be labeled with the artist’s name, title, date, and medium.



  • Artwork must be delivered to the Museum by the artist. The Museum cannot provide assistance handling artwork outside the building.
  • Due to space constraints, the Museum cannot accommodate early delivery or late pickup of artwork.
  • Artwork will be unwrapped upon delivery and inspected to ensure compliance with entry restrictions.  Wrapping materials cannot be stored at the Museum during the exhibition.
  • Artwork cannot be withdrawn at any time during the exhibition.
  • Artists assume all transportation costs.
  • Artists must provide any required packing material when picking up their works.


Applicants grant permission for The Heckscher Museum of Art to display images of exhibited artworks on the Museum’s website, along with the artist’s website and/or e-mail address. Further, applicants must grant the Museum permission for image use in educational, promotional, and media materials.


A standard loan agreement will be executed by the Museum’s Registrar for objects selected for the Long Island Biennial exhibition. The Museum agrees to insure works of art under a fine arts insurance policy against all risks of physical loss or damage from any external cause while in its possession. The Registrar will evaluate the condition of entries on arrival, while on view, and on departure to ensure they are stable and safe. The Museum reserves the right to remove from display any object that becomes an actual or potential risk to visitors or other works of art.


Cash awards determined at jurors’ discretion.

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